Thursday, November 3, 2016

Ricketts family dumping millions into anti-Hillary attack ads which pretend to care about the plight of LGBTs

As Nebraska's wealthy TD Ameritrade scion, Gov. Pete Ricketts, partied with fellow owners of the Cubs in Chicago (the new headquarters of formerly Omaha-based ConAgra), we noted that his family-funded Future45 PAC is dumping millions into new anti-Hillary attack ads on the Internet and airwaves in at least five closely contested states in order to bolster Donald Trump's campaign. One is a bizarre rap:

One is pitched at Hispanics:

Another one pretends to be worried about the plight of LGBTs — in other countries. As governor, Pete Ricketts has adamantly opposed marriage equality in Nebraska, though not in Illinois, where he attended his sister Laura's gay wedding in Chicago.

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